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The Art of Self-Defense Teaser with Eisenberg, Nivola & Poots

Bleecker Street has debuted the teaser trailer for The Art of Self-Defense, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, and Imogen Poots.

A dark comedy set in the world of karate, the film centers on Casey (Jesse Eisenberg), who is attacked at random on the street and enlists in a local dojo led by a charismatic and mysterious Sensei (Alessandro Nivola), in an effort to learn how to defend himself.

What he uncovers is a sinister world of fraternity, violence and hypermasculinity and a woman (Imogen Poots) fighting for her place in it. Casey undertakes a journey, both frightening and darkly funny, that will place him squarely in the sights of his enigmatic new mentor.

The Art of Self-Defense is produced by End Cue and written and directed by Riley Stearns (Faults). The film is produced by Andrew Kortschak, Cody Ryder, Stephanie Whonsetler and Walter Kortschak. Karpen is an executive producer on the film.

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